Now that the election is over, we can focus on voting that matters - voting for the unending parade of film awards. Or, as the case may be, figuring out how to dominate the Oscar night ballot for bragging rights among your non-film-obsessed friends who could really care less. Again. Last week, we shared with you the early releases of screenplays available for your consideration (and legal download in PDF format) from Universal Pictures and Focus Features. The remaining studios and specialty arms are rolling out their websites for awards consideration, and two contenders from Sony Pictures Classics, Smashed and Celeste and Jesse Forever, have kindly posted their screenplays for download.
Before we get to the links to the screenplay downloads, here's a trailer for Smashed, currently rolling out in platform release across the U.S.:
And here's a trailer for Celeste and Jesse Forever to refresh your memory, which is wrapping up its extended platform release:
Here are the links to download a PDF of each screenplay:
- Smashed, written by James Ponsoldt & Susan Burke
- Celeste and Jesse Forever, written by Rashida Jones & Will McCormack
As we mentioned in the previous post, please use these screenplays for your personal educational use only (except for Guild members, then consider them as is your duty. As if Guild members are actually reading this post). Also, don't wait to download the screenplays as we never know when Sony Pictures Classics may remove the links from their site.
As more screenplays become available, we'll post links to their downloads on NFS.
Does reading a screenplay for a film before or after watching it influence your opinion about the movie? Let us know in the Comments.